Building an OEM Solution
I have a long commute to and from my dull day job. I'm trying to think out some ideas. I'm working on this killer PHP app on Linux that I may release next year. Eventually as one of the ideas I'm throwing around, I'd like to make a special bundle so that people could purchase the web app and a Linux OS, pre-installed, on a 2U rackmount system.
Has anyone dabbled in purchasing a generic OEM rackmount system and put your own custom bezel button on it, put Linux on it, and then either custom-built the web admin interface for it or found one and customized it?
* What's the cheapest, most-sensible RAID-5 config out there?
* I'm interested in what you purchased, how much it cost, and whether you felt it was worth it or could make other recommendations about it.
* I'm wondering whether or not you found a great web admin interface that you could customize, or had to make one from scratch. When I talk web admin, I mean to do things through the web browser (for noobs) like change the IP address, bounce the server, start/stop daemons, etc.